2018/19 Renaissance Mixed Case Futures
Wines purchased on a Futures basis are available on a by-the-case basis only, reflecting a 20% discount over what the eventual release price will be (and additional Wine Club discounts do not apply). The wines will not be available for delivery or pick-up until the first week of October. We will notify everybody who has purchased Futures once the wines are in bottle and available.
This Mixed pack contains 6 bottles of each of the two wines:
2018 Renaissance Tempranillo: Our very first Renaissance Tempranillo is intensely expressive on the nose, showing off notes of ripe dark fruit, leather, tobacco, vanilla, baking spices, cedar and earth. Blackberry pie, vanilla, cola. toasty oak, coffee and dried herbs complement the full and textural mouthfeel. Pomegranate-like bright acidity lingers on the finish, supported by youthful, grippy tannins. Approachable now if decanted, but will show at its best if tucked away in the cellar for a few years.
2019 Renaissance Merlot: On the nose, this wine shows an abundance of ripe dark fruit: Italian plums, blackberries and cherries. While bright fruit is certainly the star of the palate as well, the nose shows more elegant and savoury notes of olive tapenade, cedar, graphite, dried herbs and earth. The palate is tight and youthful, yet plush and elegant and, with air exposure, it opens up generously. The finish is long with lingering dusty tannins and lively acidity.